FERGUS — The Highland Previous Guys (HOGs) of the Fergus Highland Rugby Membership lately donated $1,000 to the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington.
The funds, raised throughout the IG Wealth Administration Stroll for Alzheimer’s, will profit dementia-friendly applications and companies all through Wellington County and Waterloo Area.
With the variety of Canadians dwelling with dementia anticipated to surpass 1 million by 2030, officers say neighborhood assist like that is important.
“We’re extremely grateful to the Fergus Highland Rugby Membership for his or her beneficiant contribution,” stated Michelle Martin, govt director of the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington.
“As a neighborhood Fergusite, this present of assist from a neighborhood group exemplifies the caring perspective of our neighborhood.”
All funds raised keep inside the neighborhood for sensible and free applications and companies.
The Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington is the area’s main charity for individuals with Alzheimer’s illness and different dementias. It gives info, applications and companies to these dwelling with a analysis and their caregivers.
The Alzheimer Society is reliant on neighborhood funding to assist about 60 p.c of its finances, making the contribution from the rugby membership vital.
“So many individuals live with dementia in our neighborhood that we felt that it was essential to assist the Alzheimer Society to assist preserve their applications and companies free and accessible for our buddies and neighbours,” stated HOGs chief Invoice Eady.